In the United States Air Force, a wing is a larger unit that is normally subordinate to a Numbered Air Force. Most USAF wings are commanded by a Colonel, but some are commanded by Brigadier Generals. USAF wings are structured to fulfill a mission from a specific base and contains a headquarters and four groups: an operations group, a maintenance group, a medical group and a mission support group. Such a wing is referred to as a Combat Wing Organization. The 163d Attack Wing is comprised of the following Groups.


The 163d Attack Wing Headquarters is comprised of the Command Section, Chaplain, Financial Management, Judge Advocate, Public Affairs, Military Equal Opportunity, Human Resource Advisor, Wing Inspector General, Wing Safety and Wing Plans. Each unique section provides products and services for the benefit of the entire Wing to ensure the mission is being accomplished in an effective and efficient manner.

Maintenance Group

163d Maintenance Group logoThe primary mission of the 163d Maintenance Group is to provide 24/7 aircraft maintenance support of reconnaissance and flight training operations.

Medical Group

163d Medical Group logoThe 163d Medical Group's primary mission is to provide bio environmental, public health, and medical support to monitor the health and wellness of the members of the 163d Attack Wing. Ensuring our members are fit-to-fight makes our wing a valuable and viable asset to the California Air National Guard which integrates seamlessly with Expeditionary and Joint Forces.

Mission Support Group

163d Mission Support Group logo

The 163d Mission Support Group is the main support function for over 900 military personnel. The Mission Support Group consists of Security Forces Squadron, Civil Engineering Squadron, Logistics Readiness Squadron, Communications Flight, Mission Support Flight, Services Flight and the                                 Base Contracting Office.

Operations Group

163d Operations Group LogoThe 163d Operations Group includes professional, disciplined and dedicated Airmen from the 196th Attack Squadron, 160th Attack Squadron, 163d Operational Support Squadron, and the 210th Weather Flight. Our all-volunteer force provides READY, RELIABLE, and RELEVANT Airmen who serve our Community, State, and Nation... Anytime, Anywhere.